Did you know there are different types of dehumidifiers? While the majority of dehumidifiers are LGRs, desiccant dehumidifiers are required in certain applications, such as cold storage, emergency water drying, or construction. The main difference between LGR and desiccant dehumidifiers is the way they remove water, and that desiccants provide much drier air.
To better explain how desiccant dehumidification works, we broke the process down into the following steps:
- Dehumidifiers absorb moisture from the air into desiccant materials.
- The air to be dried, or process air, is ducted through the rotor in one air stream.
- The rotor brings the moist desiccant to the reactivation air stream to heat it up.
- Moisture is expelled from the desiccant material as water vapor.
- Moist, warm air is ducted outdoors.
- The separate air streams move in different directions, blowing any debris away from the process air.
- Dried process air is circulated back into the area.
When quick and total drying is an issue, a desiccant dehumidifier could make all the difference. During construction or painting projects, desiccant dehumidifiers are often what gets the job completed on time. Otherwise, the wrong weather could drastically push back your project or seriously affect the quality of work.